NASA image shows North Korea in the dark

The image, released today was taken by astronauts on 30th January. Credit: NASA

An image taken from the International Space Station (ISS) shows North Korea as almost completely dark compared neighbours South Korea and China which are bright with electric lights.

The country could pass for a patch of water joining the Yellow Sea to the Sea of Japan with its capital city, Pyongyang, lit like a small island.

The bright lights of Seoul in South Korea and several large cities in China contrast with the relatively small mark made by the North Korean capital.